Turning movie voice overs into a fine art in Beijing
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Turning movie voice overs into a fine art in Beijing

Beijing – He moved across the world to dub Chinese TV programming into French. This is Marc Jea, 30, from the Ivory Coast, who arrived in Beijing in December 2017 to work as a full-time voice-over artist at the Chinese satellite TV company StarTimes (StarSat in South Africa). In previous years, Jea was the furthest away from anything to do with entertainment and acting. He studied economic sciences at university, and then later auditing. His career in voice overs began only four years ago in his home country, on the advice of friends who admired his voice and his ability to express himself in English and French. He sits across the table from me in a Beijing café to tell the story of his dubbing acting, what brought him to China and his passion for his craft. “Friends put my name forward. I succeeded at my first casting and I had never done dubbing before. The judge of that competition told me that I was meant for this job.” Before this stint with StarTimes, he worked for Canal A Plus and Cine Kita, dubbing African programming, including the South African e.tv series Gold Diggers, into French for audiences in […]

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